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Still not quite up to snuff, so it seemed like a good day (night, really) to do a simple article. Sure, you can use arrows or dedicated keys for this - or you can use simple shortcuts and keep your eyes on the screen.


I much prefer this method. I do love me some feedback, 'cause I'm constantly learning new stuff.
 


Only whacked the mole for 3. :rolleyes:

Nope. That is not necessary. You can keep your eyes right on the screen.

Unless you are a touch typist, tell me how you can do so, without looking at the keyboard.

Left ctrl-a is not bad, but I have small hands and Left ctrl-e requires my hand to do the splits, lol.

Using Right ctrl with the right hand and Left for the alpha keys also requires looking.

For me, on the laptop, my fingers of my right hand are trained to find Home and End just top of the numeric keypad.

Being a left-hander, I can keep typing with my left hand and manipulate the Home and End keys with my right.

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Unless you are a touch typist, tell me how you can do so, without looking at the keyboard.

It assumes a level of typing proficiency, yes.

Left ctrl-a is not bad, but I have small hands and Left ctrl-e requires my hand to do the splits, lol.

LOL You could use the other CTRL, but I don't. I can touch type - just not according to the 'rules'. I use the wrong fingers for all sorts of stuff, but it works.

To learn to touch type: I memorized the location of the backspace button and refused to look at the keyboard. It wasn't much longer before I was picking up speed. Today, I type like a stenographer.
 
I just prefer home and end since its less typing, but vim/emacs people would prolly prefer using ctrl keys.
 
My fingers are, when typing anything more than a quick sentence, more or less over the home row.

Amusingly, I've failed two classes in my life. The first was typing and the second was keyboarding. I failed both, and the naming difference describes the era when I took said classes.

Then, IRC came along. I did pretty much exactly what I mentioned above. I memorized the backspace key and then refused to look at the keyboard. Today, I type like a motivated demon.

I can even type while carrying on an unrelated conversation. I don't make a habit out of doing so. The missus finds it impersonal and there's nothing online that's more important to me than she is, so I don't mind pausing for her welcomed interruptions.

Amusingly, my spelling used to also be rather poor. As soon as spellcheck became common, I used it. These days, I make far fewer mistakes. Most of those will be typing mistakes that I failed to notice but, in my defense, I do tend to type a great deal on any given day.
 
My fingers are, when typing anything more than a quick sentence, more or less over the home row.

Amusingly, I've failed two classes in my life. The first was typing and the second was keyboarding. I failed both, and the naming difference describes the era when I took said classes.

Then, IRC came along. I did pretty much exactly what I mentioned above. I memorized the backspace key and then refused to look at the keyboard. Today, I type like a motivated demon.

I can even type while carrying on an unrelated conversation. I don't make a habit out of doing so. The missus finds it impersonal and there's nothing online that's more important to me than she is, so I don't mind pausing for her welcomed interruptions.

Amusingly, my spelling used to also be rather poor. As soon as spellcheck became common, I used it. These days, I make far fewer mistakes. Most of those will be typing mistakes that I failed to notice but, in my defense, I do tend to type a great deal on any given day.
The only class i ever failed in school was statistics in psyche in college, but i came very close to failing chemistry in high school. I was always a pretty decent student even though i hated being one with a passion.
 
The only class i ever failed in school was statistics in psyche in college, but i came very close to failing chemistry in high school. I was always a pretty decent student even though i hated being one with a passion.

I've only failed those two classes. I've come close a few times, but "Cees mean degrees", so I was fine. I've also taken a whole lot of classes. I've spent a great deal of time in and around academia.
 
I just prefer home and end since its less typing, but vim/emacs people would prolly prefer using ctrl keys.
Sometimes you encounter a keyboard that does not have all the keys you expect, so it helps to learn the alternatives.

For example, back in the day, some keyboards lacked the ESC (escape) key. Everyone (back then) knew that "CTRL-[" generates the same keycode as ESC.
 

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